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Post  Hammer on Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:40 pm

What are you guys running on the front of your Liners when you have a CT on the rear?

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Post  Steve-O on Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:40 pm

Michelin Pilot Activ (130/70-18) rear tire, NOT turned around backwards on front at 41 PSI.
Michelin Hydroedge 215/60-17 on the back, 32 psi

Great combo. My fiance has a strat also. She has an mc tire on the back and the pilot up front. Great that way too.
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Post  quadancer on Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:35 pm

I saw reviews on the Motorcycle Superstore site on the Shincko 777 and am glad I went for it. Sticks like glue to everything.
Not so sure about wear yet, but don't care at $80.00 - and that's on a Harley twistie ripper.
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Post  Hammer on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:44 am

Why do you not have to turn this tire around when others say that is a must because of the way the belrs are ran?

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Post  quadancer on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:42 pm

It makes sense to turn them backwards for the brake loading imitating accelleration loading - but ...
a.) You put the tire wrong for the water dispersion, and
b.) No one seems to have had any problems running them in the forward direction.
I had a BS start to cup on me until I turned it back forwards.
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Post  Steve-O on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:28 am

One of the mc tire mfg's had on their web page to turn it backwards. Then they did some studies and retracted it.
It's an old urban myth based on fact. But it's no longer valid. Lot's of folks do it, swear by it. Not me.
It was my understanding that this started because of braking. That the rear tire was made to accelerate, and since the main function of the front tire is to decelerate, then you put it on backwards. Trouble with that theory is there is a back brake on bikes as well.
Put it on the way it was intended so that it channels water in the rain as it was designed. Just my opinion. I have two stratoliners with rear tires on the front installed correct directionally.
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Post  fredintoon on Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:47 am

Hammer wrote:Why do you not have to turn this tire around when others say that is a must because of the way the belts are run?

Hi Hammer,
I reckon it's mostly BS. Back in the day when bikes ran the same size tires both ends Michelin bike tires had a double headed arrow with front on one end and rear on t'other so at least Michelin believed it back then.
OTOH there's an urban legend about a modern race tire that the smart riders installed backwards to the direction arrow because the sales guys had the arrow turned around because it looked faster when installed that way
But this is the darkside so let's look at car tires. They ain't directional. If they were you couldn't fit them whitewalls to the inside or swap them side to side.

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